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  1. Fresh water winterization

    Gear & Maintenance
    I winterized my fresh water system yesterday and found that on my new boat I can no longer blow the system out with compressed air as I did on my last boat. (I recently posted on this also, under Atlantic Marine Hot Water Tank). Alternatively, I used antifreeze. It took over ten gallons to do...
  2. Pretorien Winterization

    Wauquiez
    The plastic blue seacock is frozen. From what I understand, this is the sea water cooling intake, feeding from the "holes" in the saildrive. Since it is frozen, I can not disconnect the hose that leads from it to below the raw water pump, in order to fill the pump itself, the heat exchanger and...
  3. Winter storage Annapolis area

    Chesapeake Bay
    Any recommendations on a reasonably priced place to haul the boat for the winter? I'm looking for an open yard so my own mechanic can work on the boat.
  4. Winterizing a lectrasan

    Gear & Maintenance
    Happy new year to all. Interested in how others winterize their lectrasan. I use antifreeze, although the company discourages that. I only put two gallons through the system this year, previously i did 3. I really have no idea how much is needed to make it through the system. Also, my boat...
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